1. Shop for produce, crafts at the Salt Air Farmers Market. The SaltAir Farmers Market is found at the corner of Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. and Reid Ave. on the first and third Saturdays of the month. The market is open 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET Saturday. There will be art work, fresh baked goods, farm fresh produce, arts and crafts and more.
For additional information regarding participation in the market contact John Parker at 404-906-2637.
2. Learn how to use new technology. The Port St. Joe Library will host a 3D printing workshop at 11 a.m. ET Saturday. The library has recently received a 3D printer which in open to the public for use. The 3D printer uses digital files to construct a three-dimensional solid object. No registration is necessary.
3. Help kids as school begins. The Coastal Community Association of South Gulf County and Gulf County CareerSource are combining efforts to provide school supplies for about 50-60 children in Gulf County whose parents' incomes are well below the poverty level and they cannot afford the supplies required by the school. These kids need to have everything they need to start school right! If you would like to donate to the effort, please do so by Sunday. You can make your checks payable to Coastal Community Initiates (CCI) (the nonprofit arm of CCA) and mail or drop by the Gulf 2 Bay Construction office at 1934 SR 30A, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, the St. Joseph Bay Gulf Club or the South Gulf County Volunteer Fire Department. In town you can drop off any donations at Sunset Coastal Grill. As you know, the list of supplies for school has gotten pretty specific, so we are asking for cash donations as opposed to items. We will do the shopping for you. However, if you want to shop yourself, please focus on back packs, pens, pencils, crayons, paper. The average cost for the school supplies, not including clothes and shoes for a primary grade child is around $45. Friday through Sunday are tax free holidays for school supplies shopping in Florida, so perfect timing. So, want to adopt a kid for school supplies? Thanks for your support to help get the kids off to a good start!
4. Climb the Cape San Blas Lighthouse in Port St. Joe’s George Core Park. The St. Joseph Historical Society has expanded the lighthouse hours for the summer. The lighthouse is open 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. ET Wednesday through Saturday. For adults 13 and over, the cost to climb is $5 and for children under 12, but at least 44-inches tall, the cost for the climb is $3. Please, no flip-flops – climbers need sturdy shoes. Also, keep in mind, the Lighthouse Gift Shop, located inside the Sleeping Beauty keepers’ quarters is open during the same hours.